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Prevent Cancer  by Detoxing your Food and your Life

Today’s Natural Cures blog Carnival theme is Cancer Prevention. What are your strategies for avoiding a cancer diagnosis?  What follows are mine.

When I first became a member of Weston A. Price Foundation, I learned that my Dad’s cancer had resurfaced, this time on his kidney. His cancer doctors had given him no guidance on nutrition, and they had been treating him for 3 years. So, I dug into the website, and researched cancer alternatives and began a nutritional intervention. My Dad has now passed away, but my husband and I still follow this cancer prevention “protocol”.

1. Eat Nutrient Dense Foods from Pasture Raised livestock–According to Patrick Quillan, author of Beating Cancer with nutrition, the fatty acid CLA, found in the meat of ruminant animals is a major cancer fighter. Contact your local Weston A. Price volunteer chapter leader for a source of grass-fed meat near you.

2. Follow a low-glycemic dietary strategy, avoid refined carbohydrates, starchy foods and white sugar. Learn more about this from the South Beach Diet by preventative cardiologist, Dr. Arthur Agatston.

3. Clear your environment of toxic chemicals. Toxins compromise your immune system and make it harder for your body to defend itself from free radicals and errant cells.

4. Follow the Weston A. Price Foundation dietary guidelines. Avoid processed foods and foods with chemical additives. Whole, natural real foods are vital to good health. Here is the Foundation’s brochure on How to Prevent Cancer with Food.

5. Build your immune system with raw dairy products, especially cultured dairy like yogurt, buttermilk, kefir. Raw milk creates new blood and builds your immune system, strengthens your organs. Grass-fed faw butter is full of CLA. Learn more about raw milk and the health benefits at

6. Maintain a healthy weight through diet and  exercise.

7. Do what ever it takes to reduce your stress levels.

8. Drink a cup of Sir Jason Winters Tea or Beet Kvass daily to cleanse your blood.

9. Have a daily dose of Vitamin B-17, found in apple & apricot seeds, millet and other foods.

10. Avoid immuno-suppressant drugs like statins. Minimize pharmaceutical drug use and move toward natural remedies and cures.

Kimberly Hartke is the publicist for a nutrition education non-profit, the Weston A. Price Foundation.